Fallon and Bradley Earn Second Team All-Conference Honors
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Sophomore defenseman Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Mass.) and junior goalie Moe Bradley (Swampscott, Mass.) have been named ECAC East Hockey Second Team All-Conference selections as announced by the Executive Office yesterday evening.
The honors are the first for both players and marks the first time since the 2009-10 season that two players were named All-Conference selections in the same season.
With the ECAC East Tournament set to begin in less than 36 hours, Fallon leads the Beacons with a total of 15 goals and 18 points. The Pembroke native has been the Beacons go-to player all season long finishing the regular season with 87 shots and a +1 rating. She has registered five power-play goals to date and also stands with three game-winners. On three separate occasions she has scored the first goal of the contest, and also has one game-tying goal under her belt as well.
One of the Beacons most versatile skaters she also leads the team with a combined 20 blocked shots. On January 31, Fallon registered her first career hat trick in the 5-2 ECAC East conference win over Nichols College. She would also play a major part in the Beacons seven-game unbeaten streak which started in early December and went through the middle of January. Amongst her many top plays during that stretch was the power-play game winning goal against Connecticut College to give UMass Boston their first-ever Codfish Bowl Tournament championship.
For Bradley the transfer netminder quickly made her presence felt at UMass Boston. Having shared time with sophomore goalie Casey Schaejbe (Arlington, Mass.) all season, Bradley will enter this year's playoffs have played in 13 games. In 747 minutes between the pipes, Bradley sits with a 1.69 goals against average which has her ranked 16th in Division III. Her save percentage of .936 (307 saves, 21 GA) has her currently sitting 12th in the country. Going into Saturday's quarterfinal game she sits with a combined three shutouts and have held opponents to just one goal five times.
Amongst some of her key games this season in the Beacons sweater, none was more impressive than the 50 save performance in the 1-1 draw with the University of St. Thomas (Minn.). That performance ranks fifth all-time in UMass Boston women's hockey history for saves in a game. In the very next game, Bradley posted 43 saves in the Beacons 1-0 victory over St. Anselm College, which ended the Hawks nine-game win streak (second longest streak in the country at the time). Most recently she has tallied 35 stops in the 3-2 win over Holy Cross before totaling 19 saves this past weekend in the Beacons 1-1 finish to the regular season.